Dr. Gerald Gordon, the president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority will speak at the Greater Merrifield Business Association luncheon on Tuesday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. Gordon has been with the FCEDA since late 1983, during which time office space in the county grew from 32 million square feet to more than 117 million, and jobs in the county grew from 243,000 to about 600,000. As a result, the real estate tax rate has decreased from $1.47 to $1.09.
Virginia Business Magazine named Dr. Gerald L. Gordon as its “2010 Business Person of the Year.” In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, the magazine named him one of the 50 Most Influential Virginians. The luncheon will be held at Blackfinn Ameripub, 2750 Gallows Road in Merrifield. To register, go to www.greatermerrifield.org.